The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmark in the world; people flock from all around the world to see it and gaze upon its beauty. One of the main characteristics of the Eiffel Tower is that it’s the highest building in Paris; you can thus see it from a lot of places, and there are hundreds of different Eiffel Tower views all around the city.
In fact, some people travel to Paris just to see the Eiffel Tower and then leave the city (which is not great since you miss out on so many other things to do and see), which shows how impressive it is in people’s minds.
Whether you’re a photographer trying to find the perfect spot to capture the Eiffel Tower, or a traveller coming to Paris and wanting to see the Eiffel Tower from the best angles, this guide is for you: I’ll share with you the BEST Eiffel Tower views across the city.
1 – Jardins du Trocadero
The Jardins du Trocadero (Trocadero Gardens) are located on the North-West side of the Eiffel Tower, on the other side of the Seine river. It’s one of the most famous Eiffel Tower views, and it offers different views and angles of the Eiffel Tower.
However keep in mind that this place is permanently crowded; if you plan to go there, go early morning for sunrise, or be ready to face crowds of tourists.
Its prime location gives direct views of the tower from different angles depending on whether you see it from the steps, the garden, or the Fountain of Warsaw. My suggestion is that you see the tower from all these places as all the different views of the Eiffel Tower will be absolutely stunning.
2 – Carousel
One of the most unique views of the Eiffel Tower is from the resident carousel that is located close to the base of the monument along the banks of the Seine River. The carousel is permanently located across the road beside Pont d’Iéna to the north of the Eiffel Tower.
3 – Pont de Bir-Hakeim
The Bir-Hakeim bridge is a popular bridge, that was made even more famous by the movie Inception. Due to its proximity to the Eiffel Tower, it makes for perfect Eiffel Tower views. Go to different parts of the bridge, and experience different Eiffel Tower views! From under the bridge, you’ll have a nice Eiffel Tower view with the bridge arches framing the monument pretty nicely.
Keep going to the middle of the bridge, where it extends out above the Seine with a nice viewpoint. There you can find the statue La France Renaissante, which really adds to the already beautiful Eiffel Tower view.
4 – Arc de Triomphe
To me, the view of the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arc de Triomphe is the best Eiffel Tower view in the city! In addition to having a 360° view of the city, you also have a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower from up high, with the streets of Paris and the buildings below.
5 – Rue de l’Université
Popular for being an Instagram photo spot in Paris, Rue de L’Université offers the best Eiffel tower street view. With a view of the cobblestoned street, the beautiful architecture, and the Eiffel tower in the background, this Parisian street is the ultimate gem for a view of the Iron Lady.
6 – Montmartre’s Sacré Coeur
At the top of the Montmartre hill, the Sacré Coeur Basilica (Sacred Heart), provides truly breathtaking views of the capital and the Eiffel Tower. From here you can clearly see the Iron Lady stretch high into the Parisian sky, setting itself apart from all the other buildings around it.
7 – From the Champ-de-Mars
The Champ-de-Mars, a large public greenspace that spreads out just beneath the Eiffel Tower, is the perfect way to get an idea of its immensity. You might think that you may not get beautiful views of the Eiffel tower since it’s right next to it but you’ll be surprised!
8 – From Pont Alexandre III
This bridge is not only beautiful; the most beautiful in my opinion, but it also offers perfect views of the Eiffel tower with the Seine River and the opposite side of the bridge right in front of it. Nothing beats such a photo! On top of the views, Ponte Alexandre is near many popular attractions like the Grand Palace and the Petite Palace and it’s within a walk’s distance of the Louvre Museum.
9 – From a Seine Cruise
Honestly, there is no trip to Paris that is complete without a cruise on the Seine! While on the cruise, you can see almost all the popular attractions in Paris including the Eiffel Tower. You literally get an up-close look at the tower while feeling the cool breeze from the River. And to enjoy the views of the Eiffel Tower even more, I’d suggest going for a evening dinner cruise where you’ll see the tower sparkle for 5 minutes at every top of the hour! It’s truly a magical sight worth watching.
10 – Pont d’Iéna
Pont d’Iéna is the bridge of the Seine River that connects Trocadero Gardens and the Eiffel Tower. Due to its location, the view from the centre of the road on Pont d’Iéna perfectly lines up with the Eiffel Tower and offers a really awesome view. The best way to see this view is from the pedestrian crossing that runs across Pont d’Iéna on the Trocadero side of the bridge. From here you can safely cross the road on the pedestrian crossing and safely see the view of the Eiffel Tower.
11 – Rue de Monttessuy
Rue de Monttessuy offers one of the most spectacular backdrops of the Eiffel Tower from a street perspective as you’ve got Haussmannian buildings on both sides leading down to the tower on a usually quiet street.
12 – Hôtel des Invalides
Many visitors to the Invalides head for the southern end of the complex, where the entry to the National Army Museum and church housing Napoleon’s tomb is located. They don’t get to enjoy the gardens at the northern end of the complex, which offer some of the best Eiffel Tower views.
I particularly like the view from the north-east corner of the Invalides, with the row of cannons lined up in the foreground and the Tower in the distance. There is also a beautiful small park, Square d’Ajaccio, around 50 metres around the corner, with another great view of the Eiffel Tower.
13 – From Under
The last place you would think of the get nice Eiffel Tower views is… right under the Tower itself! You read that correctly: right underneath the Iron Lady. If you can’t access the top of the Eiffel Tower because of the insanely long queues, go under instead. As long as you haven’t been right under the Eiffel Tower, you haven’t truly realised how massive it really is. When seeing it from afar, I think we can’t really seize how colossal this piece of art is.